November 08, 2002
It's raining like crazy here in San Jose, California. It's been 2 days straight now and I'm not used to this rain. It hasn't rained in 6 months. Arggghhhh... and yes..
we're totally spoiled here in California. Anyways, it's Friday night and two friends: Tito and my best friend Bridgett are here at the asian man garage and Bridgetts watching old tapes of Degrassi Jr. High and Tito is on the internet checking his email. We're going to my sisters house in a bit to eat pizza and watch old John Hughes movies. Yes, I live an exciting life..Don't I??? Well, this is just a quick little letter to say hello and do an update on the UNSIGNED BAND COMPILATION!! So listen up bands. I've got the number down to about 43 bands and I will need to narrow it down to about 27 or 28..... This has been one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. My ears are completely burnt out and I am having more trouble than I had anticipated in picking the bands.. The problem is that I feel there's about
15 bands that are equally as good and I really don't know how to pick the final lineup for the compilation. Remember, we received 600 submissions from bands all over the world. That's a lot of music to listen to. There's so many good bands out there. I really feel bad that I have to leave anybody off. But it might come down to me just flipping a coin. It's seriously, that hard. I'm giving my ears the weekend to rest and then I will listen some more next week. I'm hoping to have the final lineup complete and listed by the end of next week. Does that sound fair?? I hope so. Also, for those of you who live in the bay area and would like to see me play solo acoustic. I will be playing with Mr. Matt Skiba on the 16th of November at the Cat Club in San Francisco. It's located on the corner of 8th and Folsom. Unfortunately, the show is 21+. Doors are at 9 PM. This will be a housewarming party show for Matt as he just moved into a new apartment in San Francisco. Anyways, I hope to see some familiar faces out and about. Goodbye for now. Have a beautiful weekend.
UPDATE-SORRY, BUT I DIDN'T LISTEN TO ANY DEMOS THIS WEEK.(11-10 to 11-15) I WILL TRY TO GET TO IT NEXT WEEK. SORRY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peace Always, Mike Park